The House of Yes

Year: 
1997
Rated: 
R
Genre: 
Stage Adaptation
Director: 
Mark Waters
Writer(s): 
Wendy MacLeod
Actor(s): 
Parker Posey
Josh Hamilton
Tori Spelling
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Geneviève Bujold
Runtime: 
85
Rating: 
Three BOBs
Review: 

"...a different kind of insanity," said my pal Justin. Apt statement since I said, "This is fucked up!" about every five minutes while watching this film. Another friend, Chad, suggested that I watch this film when I came to a 'dead celebrities' party dressed as Jackie O. He said my costume would be better if I had a bit of ketchup and macaroni on my dress to suggest a 'brain stain'...

This film makes Jerry Springer look like a tea party. Incest, insanity, delusions of grandeur...Parker Posey and Josh Hamilton are twins. When they where born, "...her tiny hand was wrapped around his penis." You can follow from there...I will leave Posey's cutting portrayal of Jackie O. for a sweet surprise.

Except for Tori Spelling, the cast is stellar. It is easy to tell that the film was adapted from a stage play though. The structure is too obvious and the dialogue is sing-song at times, but for the most part it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

"She tried to cover him with her body...she tried to keep his head from falling off..." - Jackie O. (Parker Posey)